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Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in West End, London

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Latitude: 51.5112 / 51°30'40"N

Longitude: -0.138 / 0°8'16"W

OS Eastings: 529311

OS Northings: 180784

OS Grid: TQ293807

Mapcode National: GBR FD.5G

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.K8FV

Entry Name: Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1273895

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207498

Location: Westminster, London, W1F

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Piccadilly

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

Our Lady of the
24-2-58 Assumption Roman
Catholic Church
- II*
Built as the Portuguse Embassy Chapel c. 1730, transferred to the
Bavarian Embassy in 1736; rebuilt 1788 after the Gordon Riots.
Red brick, slate roof. Deliberately domestic looking elevation.
2 storeys. 3 window wide pedimented centre with narrow flanking
bays. Central corniced doorway and flanking flat gauged brick
arched windows. 1st floor level has 3 blind semicircular arched
windows. Stone bracket cornice and pediment. Inside the western
part of the Chapel has retained its C18 character with galleries
around 3 sides on wood grained columns with Adam style capitals
and ceiling plasterwork in similar vein. Cast iron gallery balustrades
by Bentley who shortened them when he altered the east end in a Veneto-
Byzantine manner from 1874 onwards, the apse faced in grey marble
panels with mosaics of 1910 and the saints in panels even later.
Font of 1788. Large relief sculptures of the Assumption, formerly part
of High Altar by J. E. Carew, 1853. Early C19 Italian neo-
classical altar originating from Foxcote House, Ilmington, Warwicks.
Survey of London; vol XXXI

Listing NGR: TQ2931180784

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